I hate these holidays that ask me to thank a Vet for their sacrifice for my freedom. Those Vets are all nearly dead. No one has died for my freedom in my life time.
Not one war would have ruined this country's economic or otherwise freedom. All the wars military persons have died in have been in the name of skewed ideology or greed for oil or simple revenge. No safety has been secured, no enemy has been defeated, no country has been saved in anyway in my life time.
We have wounded, maimed, and disable men and women being brave in their sacrifice. We have a Congress blind to their sacrifice, their suffering, and craving more ways for more pain they can inflict on their own country and other countries that looked at the USA cross-eyed or just a passing sideways glance. We have forced our views on others while sucking dry our own people of their money, their hope, their faith and love for country. Congress has mangled the Constitution and ignored the rights we once had as inalienable.
We no longer use any religious moral code to base out actions on. Those who claim to be Christians are not more a Christian than the moon. Actions speak... words just pollute the air. The ultra conservatives are so afraid of any changes that they send back people to Congress who would be the village idiot who, like a broken clock could be right twice a day except they are missing the minute hand. We are so divided that the all of us are mired in semantics and definitions of the words we shoot like arrow volleys.
Spare me these Patriotic Holidays. World War II is over and Japan and Germany won in the long run. We lost, The American People lost, however the American Corporate Empires are fat and wealthy like Croesus and like Midas turn everything in to gold. Can't eat gold, can't sleep on gold can't drink gold.